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Old 01-23-2012, 02:49 PM   #31
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Sounds like a killer kit.

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Old 01-23-2012, 03:09 PM   #33
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Sounds like a killer kit.
It's the one I've been waiting for.
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I am ready, i just dont now when it will be ready. I like the 3.5 inch kit but it makes it to hard to get into for a dailly driver.
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2.5 us all I need... would rather buy other goodies...
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Dave mentioned a new rear trac bar but said nothing about the front. I can't believe for 899 your going to get springs, bilsteens, and two new trac bars.
They may do what they do for the 3.5" and supply a new rear and you move the stock rear to the front. Have to wait and see.
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2.5 us all I need... would rather buy other goodies...

Are you going with 33s or 35s? Just curious. I'm debating which ones I want / need still.
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33's all the way for me. I have 3.73's on an '08 and as cool as they look, won't be justifying the cost/inconvenience of 35's on my DD rig. I have a hankering for "the combo"- I like the 15" level 8 trackers myself...

I am curious how the 3.73's on a '12 would turn the big 35's- are you going to do some research?
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Are you going with 33s or 35s? Just curious. I'm debating which ones I want / need still.
Food for thought I went with 285/75R16 which measured 33" before install and 32 1/2" post install with the 2" AEV Spacer lift. I am 6'1" and getting in is still comfortable but I would guess another 1 1/2 would make a pretty big step up.

I should add my wife is 5'3" and gets in and out without complaint so far
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33's all the way for me. I have 3.73's on an '08 and as cool as they look, won't be justifying the cost/inconvenience of 35's on my DD rig. I have a hankering for "the combo"- I like the 15" level 8 trackers myself...

I am curious how the 3.73's on a '12 would turn the big 35's- are you going to do some research?
That's what I have and what I've been hoping someone tries sooner than later. The practical side of my head says 33s since its still my DD, but some 35s would be cool.

I think 35s will be ok, but not something you'd want long term. The 4.10 seems just barely ideal.
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Bilstein's are already a great shock. I doubt AEV does anything with them. Of course I don't know that for a fact, but I'd be perfectly happy with regular Bilstein's rather than over pay for "AEV tuned" ones.

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I'm looking at this kit with 315/70R17 Duratracs. The Duratracs are fairly lightweight at 60 lbs and I'm guessing they're probably around 33.5 under load (34.4 without load). I have a 2012 with 3.73 gears, so I'm thinking that setup would work. What do you guys think?
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I'm looking at this kit with 315/70R17 Duratracs. The Duratracs are fairly lightweight at 60 lbs and I'm guessing they're probably around 33.5 under load (34.4 without load). I have a 2012 with 3.73 gears, so I'm thinking that setup would work. What do you guys think?
Nice tires but at almost $300 a piece have you considered smaller wheels? I was on the fence for a while and found you can scoop new 15" wheels and tires for less than bigger tires on the 17" wheels. I don't know why, but rubber for 17's is very expensive. Same DT's can be found for over $100 less for a 15" wheel. I don't know if you read this thread, but you should:

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I am curious how the 3.73's on a '12 would turn the big 35's- are you going to do some research?
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I think 35s will be ok, but not something you'd want long term. The 4.10 seems just barely ideal.
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I'm looking at this kit with 315/70R17 Duratracs. The Duratracs are fairly lightweight at 60 lbs and I'm guessing they're probably around 33.5 under load (34.4 without load). I have a 2012 with 3.73 gears, so I'm thinking that setup would work. What do you guys think?
I have the 35" DuraTracs on 16" wheels on a '12 JKU. The 3.73 gears are very close, but lack passing power on the freeway. You also need to downshift on the freeway on moderate, longer hills.

It's VERY close to being ideal. 4.10 would be the way to go, IMO.
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I'm looking at this kit with 315/70R17 Duratracs. The Duratracs are fairly lightweight at 60 lbs and I'm guessing they're probably around 33.5 under load (34.4 without load). I have a 2012 with 3.73 gears, so I'm thinking that setup would work. What do you guys think?
vvvv Excellent advice below. You could save a nice chunk of change.

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Nice tires but at almost $300 a piece have you considered smaller wheels? I was on the fence for a while and found you can scoop new 15" wheels and tires for less than bigger tires on the 17" wheels. I don't know why, but rubber for 17's is very expensive. Same DT's can be found for over $100 less for a 15" wheel. I don't know if you read this thread, but you should:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/33x...deo-96568.html
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Was gonna start a thread asking about TF 2.5 budget boost or Aev 2.0 Spacer lift kit.. but after reading this thread I guess i'm going to wait for the Aev 2.5 lift Also, what would happen if i brought the Aev 2.5 lift kit, and then replace the shocks with the Bilstein 5160 Remote Reservoir Shocks?
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I have the 35" DuraTracs on 16" wheels on a '12 JKU. The 3.73 gears are very close, but lack passing power on the freeway. You also need to downshift on the freeway on moderate, longer hills.

It's VERY close to being ideal. 4.10 would be the way to go, IMO.
If you were to regear would you do the 4.10s or the 4.56?
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If you were to regear would you do the 4.10s or the 4.56?
That's an extremely good question, and one that I'm still wrestling with. Gonna regear end of May or early June...and still haven't decided.

The more I drive mine, and read comments here and on other forums, the more I'm convinced that 4.10's are perfect for the 3.6 engine and 35's.

On the other hand, $1500 is an awful lot of cash to drop on changing to one lower gear ratio.

Complicating matters is the fact that 4.56's are few and far between...many shops have difficulty getting them, and therefore recommend either 4.10's or 4.88's.

The deciding factor will probably come in April...I usually drive to the East Coast for a week or two then, for a multitude of niece and nephew b-days in several states. I think a trip through the mountains of PA will clear things up nicely.

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Looking at the charts 4.10s with 35s is a little under stock with the 3.73 and 32s.

I keep going back and forth on what size tires and I think I'm going to stick with 33s since I won't have to regear.

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I have the 35" DuraTracs on 16" wheels on a '12 JKU. The 3.73 gears are very close, but lack passing power on the freeway. You also need to downshift on the freeway on moderate, longer hills.

It's VERY close to being ideal. 4.10 would be the way to go, IMO.
Good to know that it's close. Assuming you have the 315/75R16, these tires weigh 64 lbs vs 60 lbs for the 17's. Depending on the weight of your wheels, the 17 inch combo may be a couple lbs lighter than the 16.

Please provide info on you wheels along with pics of your jeep
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The 2.5 inch kit has been released - I don't do Facebook, but it's been posted there by AEV. If someone can copy the info and post it it would be appreciated.
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Just checked the AEV Facebook page and there is nothing about the release of the 2.5" kit yet. Still waiting...
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That's an extremely good question, and one that I'm still wrestling with. Gonna regear end of May or early June...and still haven't decided.

The more I drive mine, and read comments here and on other forums, the more I'm convinced that 4.10's are perfect for the 3.6 engine and 35's.

On the other hand, $1500 is an awful lot of cash to drop on changing to one lower gear ratio.

Complicating matters is the fact that 4.56's are few and far between...many shops have difficulty getting them, and therefore recommend either 4.10's or 4.88's.

The deciding factor will probably come in April...I usually drive to the East Coast for a week or two then, for a multitude of niece and nephew b-days in several states. I think a trip through the mountains of PA will clear things up nicely.

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AEV says the release will be this week
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will this have to include the exhoust mod to clear the drive shaft?

or has AEV sorted that out?

love to hear some reviews and see some pics!
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33's all the way for me. I have 3.73's on an '08 and as cool as they look, won't be justifying the cost/inconvenience of 35's on my DD rig. I have a hankering for "the combo"- I like the 15" level 8 trackers myself...

I am curious how the 3.73's on a '12 would turn the big 35's- are you going to do some research?
I've been running 35"s on a '12 with 3.73. Can't complain, though I'm still debating at some point down the road if I need a regear. I've only had it for a few months though
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Nice tires but at almost $300 a piece have you considered smaller wheels? I was on the fence for a while and found you can scoop new 15" wheels and tires for less than bigger tires on the 17" wheels. I don't know why, but rubber for 17's is very expensive. Same DT's can be found for over $100 less for a 15" wheel. I don't know if you read this thread, but you should:

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That's exactly what I found, so I went with the 15s and 33s. I'm very happy with my choice.
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I've been running 35"s on a '12 with 3.73. Can't complain, though I'm still debating at some point down the road if I need a regear. I've only had it for a few months though
If you don't mind me asking auto or manual?
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will this have to include the exhoust mod to clear the drive shaft?

or has AEV sorted that out?

love to hear some reviews and see some pics!
From the 2.5" lift thread on the AEV forum, Dave says "No need to modify the exhaust at 2.5"

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If you don't mind me asking auto or manual?
Auto.

Unfortunately I haven't driven a manual for any significant time since I was learning to drive at 15

And in all this stop and go traffic in Cali, my arms would get sore )

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